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, elected officials, for joining us today on this solemn occasion in this very solemn weekend of remembrance of one of the worst and tragic events in the history of our country. so we wanted to make this quick. we wanted to make it respectful, and we wanted to make it a very solemn occasion, which i think is the way it should be treated. the first thing that we're going to do here today, i know i asked everybody to sit down, but i will ask you to stand up again to observe a moment of silence for all of those that lost their lives on 9/11. >> thank you. years ago, in the san francisco fire department, when a firefighter was killed in the line of duty, bells are rung nine times at each fire house throughout the city. this was known as the chaplains call. in honor of this tradition, firefighter gregory ginatti will now ring the bell nine times for the firefighters and police officers who gave their lives on 9/11. [bell rings nine times] >> thank you, greg. now for the invocation. i would like to introduce father john green, chaplain of the san francisco firefighters, and the chaplain for the sa
. >> all those in favor? opposed? motion carries. next item, please. >> item 14, this is land use discussion. we did put a note in their sane discussion will be limited to 30 minutes or such other direction set by the commission. when we talk about doing this kind of workshops, you indicated you like to have a time certain. so at the beginning of the discussion are during it, you can take your time and weekend time it for you. item 14, land use policy and from work -- workshop and discussion. a workshop presentation on and discussion of key considerations for developing a land use policy framework to guide the decision making process for current and future uses of sfpuc properties. the land use policy framework will be brought to the commission for consideration before the close of 2011. president vietor: hello. >> hello, good afternoon. deputy general manager. i have a few slides prepared. i would like to kind of go through those. but this is a workshop, so you can stop at any time to ask questions. i like the analogy that we are trying to do something because we do not want to b
, i think that would be really great. if they want us to come and speak to it, if you can extend that invitation, that would be great. hello. >> good afternoon, commissioners but i am it jill from the arts commission. very nice to be here. i am very pleased with the status of the mou. we have work very closely with juliet and general manager ed harrington and the city attorney's. the arts commission is very enthusiastic and optimistic about the new broader definition of art in richmond, and we think it will bring a richer array of art work and art endeavors and art undertakings to the residents of the city. we're very pleased, and thank you for this opportunity and for your continued trust in working with us. if i may answer any questions, please let me know. president vietor: thank you. thanks so much for your support with this. we are excited to be working collaborative lee on this. any other public comment? all those in favor question mark -- all those in favor of adopting the resolution? oppose? motion passes. >> item 11, discuss possible action that approving november -- ame
would also like to thank you for joining us here today as we honor the americans lost their lives 10 years ago. is an american tradition to honor fellow citizens who have made the ultimate sacrifice. congresswoman pelosi quoted abraham lincoln earlier. i think what he also said 150 years at the dedication of the national cemetery at gettysburg applies as much today as it did then. lincoln said that the world will little note nor long remember what we said here, but it can never forget what they did. over 2900 people were killed 10 years ago in the attacks on the world trade center. for the 16 of those who perished or our brother and sister firefighters -- 416 of those who perished work our brother and sister firefighters. 25,000 other lives worse. because of them. none of us will ever forget where we were on the morning of september 11, 2001. at police headquarters in san francisco, we watched in horror as the images were replayed on every channel. we learned one of the airplane is believed to be hijacked was heading to san this is good. later, we learned flight 93 went down in penns
the unit, i am renting from him the 29 rogers street unit. i urge you to support us. we're concerned residents obviously. to not issue this permit or at least give some type of review. also this is why i think you for your time and the service you provide to the community. this is the first time i have come to one of these hearings so i definitely appreciate everything you do for our community. president olague: are there any additional speakers in support of the dr requestor? everyone gets three minutes. that does not work. you can use your three minutes to read those letters but the visit. if there is one other person who wants to read the letter, whatever. >> i was going to be the reb utter. i will reserve my comments. president olague: you can speak. >> i am an attorney who has been asked to assist in the presentation. i am not a resident of the area and i will try to be brief. i did prepare an analysis of the proposed analysis that you got and i would like to provide that to you although i realize it is late and i apologize for that. i got into this project on the late side. i w
considerations for developing a land use policy framework to guide the decision making process for current and future uses of sfpuc properties. the land use policy framework will be brought to the commission for consideration before the close of 2011. president vietor: hello. >> hello, good afternoon. deputy general manager. i have a few slides prepared. i would like to kind of go through those. but this is a workshop, so you can stop at any time to ask questions. i like the analogy that we are trying to do something because we do not want to bring something back half baked. you will see a lot of the ingredients during the presentation, and hopefully that will stimulate some discussion with you. we're going to look at a couple of different things. one is the puc property types. we're focusing today a lot inside san francisco, because there is a lot of property outside san francisco. you have right of ways outside san francisco. there are a lot of policies in place for those properties outside of san francisco. but it could be much more comprehensive than that they are today. there's a diff
, thank you. commissioners, you are now on item 11, case number 2011.0532, use of signs, building features, floor area ratio, parking, and compliance in specified use districts. we will also hear a case number 12, 2011.0533z at the same time, washington-broadway special use district, waterfront's special use district 2 and 3, special districts for sign illumination, and special districts for scenic streets. >> good afternoon, commissioners. i am from supervisor chu's office. >> good afternoon. thank you commissioners and members of the public. i represent supervisor david chu, who represents district 3, which is the neighborhood largely covered by this ordinance. i appreciate the opportunity to be at the hearing today for this informational hearing. i have some brief comments and i will also want to address the process and next ups. first, a typable. -- a topical point. this will facilitate seismic safety for new construction or retrofits. that will not help but the shaking a few hours ago, but it will help us with the next one or the one after that. this ordinance updates and improve vari
, tragic for all of us, tragic for yourselves, tragic for the future that awaits your children and mine. be an example for the rest of the country. follow the example of the city of los angeles and support this movement not based on whether or not you personally agree with it but because it is the democratic thing to do. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi, my name is carol harvey. thank you for listening to this, supervisors. i saw -- i've been, by the way, made myself an embedded reporter with occupy san francisco from the beginning, september 17th because i am one of the 99% as well. i watched the footage of the attack on the camp the other night from home. i wasn't able to be down there. i would have, if i could have. i want to ask what on earth were they trying to accomplish by this attack on this camp? these people, we are not going away. is san francisco trying to show that they can be as brutal as the n. -- nypd. they were shouting the whole world is watching. and in fact, the whole world is watching. what is san francisco trying to do? align with seattle and
of full permit and it takes about 18 months for us to develop this and do all of these reports, and submit to planning and in this process takes a considerable amount of time. we know whether dropped calls are, we know where we have gaps in coverage, and so, this is a predominantly difficult place for us, in a largely residential area. there are concerns raised about the structural integrity. we're putting 650-pound antenna's here, and the building department will come out to investigate, looking at the report from the third party architectural engineer to determine if this is structurally sound. if it is not we will remedy this, and make certain that this is up to code. >> commissioner antonini? commissioner antonini: my understanding of the conditional use is that the item has to be necessary or desirable, not both. the demand is growing geometrically and telecommunications, for obvious reasons, two commissioners are using the i passed to go through -- ipad to go through the document. when i was first on the commission, none of the information was available, electronically. the usage is
nightclubs in san francisco. in recent months, there have been requests made of us and by the entertainment industry and nightclub owners in to consider security measures in and around our parking lots, particularly those that are close to nightclub venues. over the last few days, there was another incident of violence that occurred in those spaces. the legislation that supervisor wiener and i are introducing would require all parking lots to have a security plan. for those who are within 1,000 feet of an entertainment permit, to ensure that there is adequate lighting, to ensure that exits and entrances are properly maintained, and to ensure that there is security during the hours of operation of these lots and into the wee hours of the morning, which is where these incidences of violence take place. i want to thank supervisor wiener for his work on this issue and look for to his consideration. supervisor campos: thank you. colleagues, as i noted earlier, i will be introducing an ordinance that will require that meetings of the san francisco ethics commission be televised. i look forward to
requirements, but if you go above that height, you will trigger a conditional use, and there'll be other trade-offs. things that more affordability required, findings having to be made, it to mitigate or reduce land use and sex between different types of land uses within the proposed development and adjacent developments. and preferably a way to have more of the impact fees used on site through in-kind agreements, and especially for open space. there is a real dearth of open space within soma and western soma specifically. we already have the concept in use in south of market right now with some of the districts in terms of higher heights given further trade-offs. it is not completely new, but we're trying to take it may be to another level we talked about the red's, residential enclave districts. their typical residential and very small, narrow alleys. those will say -- stayed the same. but it will be extended. there'll be more alloys that become zoned red, but also red mixed. maybe the alleys are a little wider or they already have a little bit more of a commercial or mixed field. some might
for the appeal of the neg de3c. you up to 10 minutes for the appeal of the cu. you can use all of that time or as much as you would like. >> president chiu and supervisors, thank you. i represent the cow hollow association. i will present the talking points regarding the final mitigated-declaration appeal. then i will continue on to the cu and, with president chiu's permission, ceded the rest of my time to a member of the cow hollow association. the overarching point before us today is about transparency and consistency and processed. the cha is entitled to a full and complete objective analysis under ceqa, rather than go through all of the points that the association has put forward or referred to you in the written materials and discussed what i think are the most important. first, the city violated ceqa by failing to perform required analysis before approving the project. before approving a project subject to ceqa, the city must consider a final eir or neg dec. the california supreme court has emphasized that ceqa requires environmental review to refer to products first rath
us when our daughter is long. i have not heard any articles about how short it is. i am quite proud of that. president mazzucco: great work. i appreciate that. item number three, general public comment. secretary falvey: the public is welcome to address the commission regarding items that do not appear on this agenda but that are within the shot that matter jurisdiction of the commission. speakers address their remarks to the commission as a whole and not to individual commissioners or department or personnel. under police commission rules of order, during public comment, either police or occ personnel, nor commissioners are required to respond to questions presented by the public and but, they provide a brief response. individual commissioners and police and occ personnel should refrain, however, from entering into any debate or discussion with speakers during public comment. please limit your comments to 3 minutes. president mazzucco: could we have the first member of the public come on up? good evening, clyde. >> and let me compliment to tenderloin police officers for their brave
of us. you're in the 99%. 57ped i watched them say to these officers, what would your mother think of what you're doing. and i thought, wow, the whole world needs to hear about that. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> next speaker. >> that's better. >> good evening, supervisors. my name is charlie pappas. congratulations on returning to your chambers. i'm here tonight because i would like to occupy the chambers i have as your neighbor seven or eight blocks away. i'd like to continue my lease and that would be a divinity co op. we are a medical can biss dispensary. the reason i'm worried about continuing our lease is because our very supportive landlord has received a 45-day notice. they got it 25 days ago. we may close in 25 days not because our landlord wants us to close because they are fearful that our 2,500 patients won't be able to be served. we're very fearful. it's 50/2450 we'll close, if not more -- it's 50/50 that we'll close, if not more. there is a time line for us. i'm hoping with all the strong, eloquent, intelligent words you listen to, you might come up with some
conditional use authorization for this project. both of these have been brought by the same appellant, the county all association and various other associations to. the issues on the appeals are different. our consideration of the appeals of the neg dec, involves the inaccurate -- the inaccuracies and inadequacy of the declaration. six votes of the board are required. our appeal of the conditional use authorization involves an analysis of whether the planning commission's determination to authorize the project was appropriate. this hearing is quasi--judicial and nature and may require due process. to overturn planning or to authorize the conditions, eight boats of the board are required. while both hearings involve distinct analysis, they relate to the same project and the consideration of many members of the public that may wish to speak on one or both of these issues. under consideration of the appellant, the board, and itself, i suggest we consolidate into a single hearing. in order to ensure that the project sponsor and others receive a full opportunity to address the ap
in 2000 and 2001. those cover a lot of uses and have plans and policies in place. you have a right of way encroachment policy, and that was put in place mainly to cover a lot of the issues on your right of ways as we started doing the water system improvement program where people had fences and yards that we had to move out of the way and how we were going to do that in a transparent way. finally, there is that vegetation management policy and how we manage vegetation on our right of way. as you may recall, we do not want a lot of different types of vegetation which might interfere with their utility purposes, like planting a lot of trees or we have pipelines not being a good idea in the future. let's take a look at a few slides to get your ideas. sites with the primary utility purpose and existing or potential secondary use. this is merced manner, a reservoir and central palm station did a that is the building and the printer to the left. it has a large grassy area around the pump station. we revegetated this after building the station. in a possibly have a secondary use. it has b
as a supervisor and as a former organizer. i am sure you have heard this several times already but use are facing a difficult time in our city. this is not often reflected in our city. the number of children enrolled has increased from 2008 at 54% to 54% in 2010. this is not include people who are underemployed and and documented. decisions. we're trying to face funding. i'm going from a fleet of 44 buses to 25. it is important that the city worse together to find a solution to address that. i think that this is an important project for the city. we have to put our money where our mouth is. we can encourage young people to write for free. i know students who wait for sudden bus drivers to come to their corner because they will allow them and their siblings on for free because they cannot afford passes. i know that they get on the buses weekly and make it cited an that is just the reality we are facing here today. i know that we are selling half of the passes that we did several years ago. we used to to sell 20,000 and just last month was sold 10,000. and make that all right. that can change the c
ly-zoned area. verizon has not shown that it has explored alternatives to the location. it uses a variety of poll- mounted antennas and has not mentioned why it cannot do the same for the richmond district. for example, exhibit g in your packet is a map many of british by companies that can accommodate more than one wireless carrier. the technology is a prevalent part of our daily lives. this should be a need for the kennedys using these services. san francisco is a leader in technology. -- this should be a need for community is using the services. installing a new wireless facility without providing data to the city and the public is not responsible or respectful to san francisco residents and their elected officials. on behalf of the richmond district, i ask that you please vote to deny verizon a permit at this location. >> thank you. [applause] >> at this time, why don't we hear from members from the public. could we hear from the first speaker? >> dear supervisor, i have been living in the richmond for over 40 years. this is in the concert -- kaiser hospital. the sixth avenu
us today is about transparency and consistency and processed. the cha is entitled to a full and complete objective analysis under ceqa, rather than go through all of the points that the association has put forward or referred to you in the written materials and discussed what i think are the most important. first, the city violated ceqa by failing to perform required analysis before approving the project. before approving a project subject to ceqa, the city must consider a final eir or neg dec. the california supreme court has emphasized that ceqa requires environmental review to refer to products first rather than final approval. by lending its political and financial assistance to this project, the city, as a practical matter, has committed itself to the project. in august of 2009, the mayor's office of housing issued a notice of funding availability for $2 million for a housing project. c after. hp as the project sponsor, the recommended an additional $2.4 million to chp outside of the funding selection process. in july of 2010, chp executed a deed of trust and security a
to avoid using non-recurring revenues to support ongoing expenses, because when the nonrecurring revenue falls away, it leads to potential program disruptions for the ongoing expenses supported by that revenue. the legislation specifically defines certain revenue types of nonrecurring, so we tried to be very tailored here in the definition we brought forward. it specifically defines the sale of assets, prepayments of multi-year revenue contracts, or abnormally high fund balance as non-recurring revenues, and it stipulates that those revenues can only be spent on nonrecurring expenditures. to make sure we keep that alignment of ongoing expenditures supported by ongoing revenues one-time or non-recurring expenses. the legislation specifically outlines a series of eligible nonrecurring uses or expenditures that would be eligible -- things like the development of affordable housing, investment in infrastructure or i.t., funding of reserves, or a couple of other things. the new legislation leaves open additional definition of nonrecurring expenditures as certified by our office for circumstan
to save us some money. president chiu: there is a motion to continue. clerk calvillo: we would have to continue this for three weeks. supervisor elsbernd: do you think you can come up with the magical elixir in three weeks? supervisor kim: i appreciate the motion. i actually looked at mr. st. croix to see if that would be enough time. supervisor elsbernd: i will just withdraw and hope you can come up with something on your own. president chiu: is there a motion to rescind? i would certainly make one, but i want to -- where are we? supervisor elsbernd, have you withdraw your motion? i am sure the naysayers know what they're doing. i will leave it to them. supervisor wiener: we all know this will not be fixed in two or three weeks. it has to go through the ethics process, through the committee, through this board. it is a lengthy process and not something you're going to want to rush. you want to do it the right way. supervisor elsbernd: supervisor mirkarimi was not here. there were only three people who voted no. perhaps supervisor mirkarimi will vote yes. if he votes yes, we will no
of the city of san francisco to say that we will not let this happen in our city limits and help us pass a resolution to protect the community. we have a resolution coming before the task force and we expect some changes and i will present you with what ever changes we agree on but i hope that you will stand with us to pass this resolution. thank you. >> the next speaker? >> good evening. i am here before you as a medical campus patient and worker as well as an advocate, locally. i want to say the same thing, we want the board of supervisors to reaffirm the sanctuary status for medical cannabis, not just for the dispensaries but the community and would like for you to send a message to the department of justice by doing so to say that state rights should be upheld and she should preserve safe access for the medical cannabis patients. >> the next speaker? >> i am one of the owners -- who recently received a letter from the federal government, our landlord did, threatening them with imprisonment. we offer dental insurance and -- people in the streets don't have jobs. we have donated over -
i know you keep hearing it and you're probably tired of us hearing it, start giving us what we want. we are not going to go until you do that. the end of story. that is the end of it. it is directed to the point, but that is what it is. we are not going anywhere. we are not afraid of you. if you are not going to push us out of here. this is our home. we live here. we are going to occupy until you give us what we want. what we want is civil liberties. his basic fundamental rights of the human being. very basic. let us say what we want if we do not feel that you are doing the right thing. even if you maybe. even if you may be doing the right thing. let us have the right to say that we do not necessarily agree with what you are doing and what you are saying. let us have the right to sit on the ground in a park that our tax dollars pay for. our tax dollars pay for it. your tax dollars pay for it. he can join us if you want. -- you can join us if you want. [applause] you can take off your badge and you can join us if you want. i would love to have you. you are my brother. the lady who is
is beautiful. a lot of the plants you see were pulled out of the garbage, and we use our compost to transplant them. the pathway is lined with rubble from the earthquake from the freeways we tour about 5000 people a year to our facility, adults and children. we talk about recycling and conservation. they can meet the artists. >> fantastic. let's go meet some of your current artists. here we are with lauren. can you tell us how long have been here so far and what you're working on? >> we started our residency on june 1, so we came into the studio then and spent most of the first couple weeks just digging around in the trash. i am continuing my body of work, kind of making these hand- embroidered objects from our day-to-day life. >> can you describe some of the things you have been making here? this is amazing. >> i think i started a lot of my work about the qualities of light is in the weight. i have been thinking a lot about things floating through the air. it is also very windy down here. there is a piece of sheet music up there that i have embroidered third. there is a pamphlet about hearing
us to meet the three-year planning requirement within the context of the five- year financial plan. lastly, there is a host of other cleanup of administrative language and other process seized in the code that we conformed to car practice here. those are explained in the report. the fourth piece of legislation is a resolution whereby the board would establish for the coming cycle, the coming fiscal year and the fiscal year after, allow the free enterprise departments that had been piloting the last two cycles on a rowling basis, and it would allow those addressed departments to prepare a two- year budgets. a two-year appropriation would be adopted by the board of supervisors, with the process in place to drew up the second year of the budget. this is to reduce the administrative burden, and it frees up policymaker time for the bigger picture conversation about the goals and strategies that departments are employing to reach the folks that need their services. we believe that this legislation maintains appropriator board oversight and policy-setting role. we're hoping to use the ent
from overwhelming neighborhood opposition. i respectfully request that you deny conditional use approval. thank you. >> our issue is not affordable housing but any use that it serves. this is not chp or with larkin street. this is about the choice of this particular building in a myriad of zoning exceptions. the city could have avoided this process. i have a thought and with the outline and outreach plan. out reach in this case can mean identifying decision makers that will support and pass required legislation that includes the planning department, the mayor, his staff. after they reach out to the supporters among the community leaders, neighborhood associations and can influence the back of the project. only after the project is virtually insured legislative passage, political cover did they contact the neighbors. they have traded an uncooperative atmosphere with the stress of the people in the area. the project sponsor has purchasing deadlines for the building and they needed the zoning from the city. there is $4.4 million to spy out reach. no decision makers lived near the p
. it is not limited to a disaster or a emergency incidents. law-enforcement officials, fire department, ems can use this on a daily basis. in addition to that, the fcc has taken action very recently to try to expand the definition of eligible user even more to governmental entities like transportation agencies and airport districts -- those types of entities that while not strictly public safety, served a fairly strong public safety function. we believe those entities could use it on a daily basis as well. obviously, in an emergency -- in an earthquake or a disaster -- everybody becomes an emergency services worker. when something big hits, obviously, i think any city employee would be eligible to use the system. and we are actually working to expand the definition even more to allow public works -- there are a variety of functions that the city performs that i would consider public safety functions. we are just trying to expand the definition as broadly as possible. on the question of devices -- absolutely. both the arra and the fcc are setting specific standards and requirements for these network
're not -- not necessarily used to those types of things. so as part of that, when that earthquake occurred, fema put out an advisory and the advisory stated, the key part is that due to overload of cell phone usage, there are reports of cell phone congestion. and fema was asking people to not use their phones, to use texting or other things to allow folks with legitimate problems to get into call 911. and that just kind of plays up the fact of the problems that we have relying on a commercial service for our public safety usage. so bay web would solve a lot of those problems. this is a high-speed data network on the 4-g l.t.e. platform, cutting-edge technology. i'm sure you have seen the commercial. 4-g is the big thing now in commercial wireless technology. it's fast, it's faster than -- than 3-g technology. but the key -- there are several keys that are important for public safety and emergency response. one is, will achieve true inner operability region wide. whether he have one network that will cover the entire ten county bay area. so the devices we purchased in san francisco we know will always wo
these extreme fares which keep rising. [applause] >> i may use commissioner and also the chair of the city services. the commission has talked about this and support of free muni. the youth have to go to school. it does not work. adults, they have a job. it is your legal responsibility to go to school. some have to break the law to go to school and learn and do our duty. that really doesn't work like that. this affects all of us. >> i would like to ask for us to have these passes. >> i have friends who asked me for money and i am supporting free use passes. >> hello. >> i think that kids should have free media passes said that families can have more money for holidays like christmas time. >> hello, i am from mission began and i think that the youth should have read many passes because i feel bad for people who are unfortunate that get on the bus and i see a lot of people get kicked off of the bus because of their color and i think that is unfair. whether they are black, asian, latino, i always see people getting kicked off of the blasts. >> we did not have money in the family. most of us h
it more viable and bring energy use down more. membranes have not yet made it a slam dunk. last but not least, public and regulatory outreach is where we are going to meet with members of the public, as well as regulatory agencies, to go through what we are learning in terms of the studies and where we may go. we have estimated our staff time component would be about 340 hours, about $35,000, on top of the cash cost which would contribute about $200,000. those dollars add up to roughly a million dollars of expenditure. on the left of the slide, we have a diagram of the public outrage plan, which in the case of san francisco and the west beirut -- we have identified three public meetings. one would be later this winter to go through detailed scientific studies. about a year from now, we would meet to go over what we are finding it preliminarily, the information coming out. finally, in meeting to report what we found from various studies, we would prepare to move forward with a recommendation one way or the other four condition action. we expect to meet with six to 10 agencies to
not strictly public safety, served a fairly strong public safety function. we believe those entities could use it on a daily basis as well. obviously, in an emergency -- in an earthquake or a disaster -- everybody becomes an emergency services worker. when something big hits, obviously, i think any city employee would be eligible to use the system. and we are actually working to expand the definition even more to allow public works -- there are a variety of functions that the city performs that i would consider public safety functions. we are just trying to expand the definition as broadly as possible. on the question of devices -- absolutely. both the arra and the fcc are setting specific standards and requirements for these networks. we are negotiating to make sure we have clear language in our agreement with motorola. motorola has to ensure that any device that is certified is compliant by the fcc or the national standards agency in washington will operate to it's full functionality on the network. we believe that is a key component, to develop a key market for devices and hopefully drive d
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